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Ad Astra's Myspace Profile. According to Rick Thompson (tytoalba on Flickr), he has 'always been fascinated by volvelles, or the information wheels used to organize information in an interactive way'.  He 'wanted to use one to break out of the usual grid/table format of myspace profiles'. He 'combined the volvelle idea with an orrery...and came up with this' (view www.myspace.com/tytoalba)

I am not sure what this is but it makes me think of star charts and maritime navigation

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torquetum_vovlelle.jpg (400×401)

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Manenti.Deliberationi astronomiche perpetue.1643.volvelle 1

Manenti.Deliberationi astronomiche perpetue.1643.volvelle 1

Astronomical calendar, by Nicholas of Lynn, ca. 1324 / Sacred Geometry

Ashmole 370 Object: parchment manuscript [England] Author: Nicholas of Lynn Title: Astronomical calendar Date: Image notes: Lunar volvelle.The Bodleian Library Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts

Using an ink pad make a print of your thumb in the center of a white page. Enlarge this thumb print on a photocopier to match the approximate size of your face. Place a thin sheet of copy paper over the photocopied enlargement of your thumb print and secure it in place with tape or paperclips. Starting anywhere you wish and using a black ink pen and your natural/everyday handwriting, compose a text about yourself following the contour lines of your thumb print as a guide. This is so cool

Using an ink pad make a print of your thumb in the center of a white page. Enlarge this thumb print on a photocopier.

Bubble chamber photograph of the tracks of charged subatomic particles created when a proton acceler- ated to an energy of 300 GeV collided with a proton at rest in the 75cm (30-inch) bubble chamber at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) near Chicago.

Bubble chamber photograph of the tracks of charged subatomic particles created when a proton acceler- ated to an energy of 300 GeV collided with a proton at rest in the bubble chamber at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) near Chicago.

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Tracks of electrons and positrons (anti-electrons), moving left to right through hydrogen neon bubble chamber.  Taken at CERN.

Tracks of electrons and positrons (anti-electrons), moving left to right through hydrogen neon bubble chamber. Taken at CERN. OMG i want to get tracks tattooed on me

1950's Original Stars & Constellations Maps by oddlyends on Etsy, $34.00

Original Stars & Constellations Maps Hemispheres Vintage Astronomy Astrology Prints Illustration Reverse onto negative space for background

Night and day

Illustrations from Astronomic Picture Atlas by Ludwig Preyßinger (Germany, From the collection of Michael Stoll

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